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Happy Birthday Shakespeare

450 years ago, a genius was born in the little town of Stradford-Upon-Avon.
He wasn’t a genius in an ‘I just invented gravity’ kind of way, he was a genius when it came to words and combining those words to express emotion.

Through the years I’ve become quite the fan and although I haven’t read all of his works, I always enjoy his works in every adaptation I have seen.

There are some that come to mind immediately and they all have one thing in common, Tom Hiddleston. The last I saw of him was as Shakespeare’s Coriolanus which was… wow. A-ma-zing!!

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Before that he did the BBC mini series ‘The Hollow Crown’ in which he played first prince and later king Henry V.

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Both brilliant performances and they complete the circle of this post.
As it is his 450th birthday I opened my complete works to page 450 and there I saw a funny bit I remembered from the series where Falstaff (One of Hal’s friends) and some others rob some travellers and then Hal in turn robs them just for fun.

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A little piece of Shakespeare on his birthday (or what is said to be his birthday).

Do you like Shakespeare as much as I do or am I the only one who gets chills when reading his sonnets and plays?
If it’s not just me, do me a favour and spare dear William a thought today ;).

Love
Ellen

Links to Coriolanus picture and Hollow Crown picture.

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